Career Planning Resources

Graduates Services include:

  • ECPI University’s own Alumni Community: Linkedin or Facebook
  • Handshake helps support your employment search
  • Access to Career Development Videos: CLICK HERE
  • Annual Career Fair events:
  • Access to field-related certifications (with discounted rates): CLICK HERE
  • Alumni access to available University Library Services at any campus

Contact your Career Service Advisor at your campus for:

  • In-depth resource guides to assist with your professional development
  • On-campus recruiting sessions and networking opportunities

University Library Services for Alumni include:

  • Alumni access to available University Library Services at any campus
  • Alumni agreement form available to allow borrowing privileges
  • Computer lab and equipment (printer, photocopier, scanner) access with proof of identification and Help Desk provided guest login
  • Reference assistance from professional librarians
  • Certification test prep study guides
  • Career resources, such as job hunting and resume writing books
  • Many locations provide a PearsonVUE Test Center (in the Library)
  • Free Wi-Fi access

ECPI Welcomes Handshake

We are proud to have started a unique partnership with Handshake. They connect employers and graduates for post graduate positions.

For Students

Information for ECPI students about the all new Handshake system! Launch the next step in your career.

What is Handshake?

Handshake is the online career management system for students of the ECPI University.

In addition to being the place where you can search and apply for internships, Co-op, part-time, and full-time jobs, you can also use Handshake to:

  • Upload a resume and complete your online career profile
  • Allow your online career profile and resume to be viewable by employers
  • Keep track of your appointments with Career Services in one location
  • Learn which employers are attending upcoming Career & Internship Fairs
  • View upcoming local and on-campus career events
  • Research contact information for local and national employers
  • Search for and apply to open positions

Get started in three easy steps

Handshake can be really easy to use if you follow these three easy steps!

STEP ONE: Upload Your Resume

Click here for instructions on how to upload a document to your Handshake profile. We recommend uploading a PDF for best results.

STEP TWO: Build Your Profile

With the touch of a button, Handshake allows you to build your profile using the resume you just uploaded. Click here to learn how! Make sure to review and approve what Handshake builds out for you.

STEP THREE: Make Your Profile Visible

You can change your profile settings so that it is visible to employers and other students or alumni. Profiles are automatically set to private, but you can choose to make them visible in order to help you get noticed by employers or engage with other students on the platform.

Handshake recommends using the Community profile visibility setting, especially when attending virtual career fairs, as this will allow you to participate in all fair sessions and engage with other students and alumni!

Pro-Tip: Update Your Career Interests

Have you changed your major? Considered a new career path? Wanted to work in a new city? Update your career interests! Handshake uses the data you provide here to refer relevant opportunities to you, so it's important to update this when things change. You can update your interests as often as you need to.

For Employers

Here is some useful information to help you set up your Handshake account:

Create a user account

You will need a user account in order to login and use Handshake. If you've received an invite from a school or a colleague, you can use the link provided in the email to create your account. If you're signing up without an invite, go to to create an employer account. Refer to Create an Employer User Account, Join a Company, and Connect with Schools.

Join your existing company on Handshake, or create a new one

In order to take any action with schools, you must first be connected to your company profile on Handshake. After you've confirmed your account, you will be prompt to select your company and request connection. If your company is already in Handshake, your company will populate as an option to select from. If it isn't, you should see the option to create a new company profile. Learn How to Create a New Company Profile.

Request to connect with schools

You must request and receive approval from a school prior to posting jobs or events to their students. You can choose schools during the account creation process or any time afterwards. When choosing schools, we recommend starting with only 10-20 until your company is established on Handshake. To learn how to request and add more schools at a later time, check out School Network Management.

Customize your profile

A well-crafted user and company profile plays a vital role in shaping your brand and building rapport and trust with our students and school partners. Put your best foot forward with a complete user and company profile.

Set notification preferences

While there are default notification settings enabled, you may customize how and when you receive communication from Handshake. To learn more, refer to Default Notification Preferences (Employers).

Build your recruiting skills

Pathfinders arms you with the strategies, tools, and latest data required to surpass your goals in sourcing, recruiting, and ultimately hiring the right talent for your organization. Explore our free courses here.

Take action

Once you've connected to one or more schools, you will be able to post jobs, request on-campus interview schedules, manage your applicants, and more.